A total of nine local high school students have been accepted to the Gatton Academy for Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University or the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University.
Senior Halle Simons was surprised on the steps of Frankfort High School Friday with a $1,000 scholarship presented by the Friends of Paul Sawyier Public Library.
The Frankfort High School Drama Club will present "The Frankfort Drama Revue." "The Revue" is constructed on a variety show format and features multiple scenes and vignettes from well-known plays, as well as some more obscure works. This is the students' first theatrical production in over a…
When Frankfort High math teacher Melissa Crosby heard from Cambridge University Press about its dedicated-teacher awards, she was skeptical.
Second Street School preschoolers got into the Derby spirit Wednesday as they raced their pool noodle horses — with names like T-Rex, Watermelon, Elsa and Joe — across the Old Capitol lawn.
Kids Fest, the annual kindergarten readiness event hosted by the First5 Franklin Early Childhood Council in collaboration with Frankfort Independent and Franklin County schools, is planned for next week.
Four local students are among the 120 selected to attend the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, a highly competitive summer program for Kentucky high schoolers to focus on product innovation and business model design.
Jessica Harley, a counselor at Frankfort High School, has been named the Kentucky Counselor of the Year by the Kentucky School Counselor Association.
Stella Young has made an impression with her passion for learning, and the Second Street kindergartener has been named the WesBanco Student of the Week.
The Frankfort Plant Board has hired a consultant to evaluate a proposal asking the City of Frankfort, Franklin County Fiscal Court, Frankfort Independent Schools and Franklin County Schools to cooperate on a 20 megawatt (MW), 150-acre solar project.
When the Kentucky General Assembly passed the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990, one change that came from the legislation was the site-based decision making council.
Frankfort High sophomore Audrey Gilbert thinks students need to be heard when decisions are made affecting schools, and on Monday she made her third presentation about adding a non-voting student member to the FHS Site-Based Decision Making Council.
Krishaun Mulder is an enthusiastic student, and the second grader at Second Street School has been selected as the WesBanco Student of the Week.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is looking to fill 14 vacancies on the 2021-22 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to the state commissioner of education.
A local Gatton Academy student from Western Hills has been named one of 10 seniors named as candidates for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Frankfort Independent Schools, in partnership with Cumberland Family Medical Centers, is offering free COVID-19 testing Tuesday and Thursday in the Second Street School parking lot.
Eight local students were honored by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and Kentucky Heritage Council on Monday for expressing themselves creatively through essays, visual art and poetry.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber posted on Twitter Friday that the district will continue virtual instruction through Friday, Jan. 15.
The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission recently announced winners for its poetry, art, and essay contests for elementary, middle and high school students in Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear’s press conference at 4 p.m. Monday didn’t give Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber much time to present COVID-19 information at the FIS board meeting at 6 p.m.
The 40th annual Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership “Youth Salute” awards ceremony was held online Oct. 10 hosted by Asbury University. There were 863 leaders from 58 high schools in Central Kentucky that were recognized, including several from Frankfort area schools.
Frankfort High School’s chapter of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association received several recognitions at the annual Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) late last month.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber and Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp said Thursday that their districts will continue with virtual instruction through December.
A set of data recently released from Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) shows that Franklin County has trended upward in some key data points related to education, health, economic security and family.
Western Hills wrestling coach Sean Wilkins had gone through a COVID-altered football season, so he had a good idea what was coming when the KHSAA Board of Control met Wednesday.
With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Franklin County Schools has decided to continue with virtual instruction through the Thanksgiving holiday.